About Us

We know you have options when it comes to your dog. From choosing the right breeder to finding a trainer who can work with you and your dog to achieve your goals, we provide the comfort of a 40+ year history. Our team is handpicked for experience, compassion and knowledge. Our facility is designed with the comfort and health of our dogs and boarders in mind. We want you and your dog to succeed, and we will be with you every step of the way.

Our Team

At VWK we believe community is essential. When you take a puppy home, board your dog with us or take part in our training program, you become part of the VWK family. When you are a part of that family, you can expect:

  • Exceptional care, dedication and lifetime support
  • Open communication about your dog and their needs
  • A staff that will treat you like family
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Kate became the owner of VWK in 2017 after being a longtime client. Her goal is to maintain and improve the breeding program while expanding the boarding and training services offered. She takes home as many of the retired adults as she can and believes dogs should sleep on the bed and have cupcakes on their birthdays. She is certified in Infectious Disease Management to keep every dog as healthy as possible.

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Bryan is the GM and Boarding Manager of VWK. Besides ensuring we are always providing the best services we can, Bryan manages, designs and builds most of our improvements. He believes everything should be done with the health, comfort and happiness of the dogs in mind. At home, he is a dad to two beautiful girls, an avid gardener and cook. He is certified in Infectious Disease Management and is a Certified Pet CPR & First Aid instructor to keep every dog as safe and healthy as possible.


Zach has over 7 years of professional experience training dogs. He has worked at multiple facilities during this time, succesfully working with all breed types ranging from the smallest Pomeranian to a Cane Corso. Prior to coming to VWK he worked at a facility focused on working with behavior modification and aggressive dogs. Outside of work Zach has 5 GSDs and often can be found on different hiking trails around the PNW with at least 1 of his dogs.

Connor VWK trainer


Connor completed his Master Dog Trainer certification course at Highland Canine Training in 2022 after finding his passion for working with dogs. During this program Connor learned multiple training methodologies, sports and behavior modification. After graduation, he spent 2 years working at a facility working with all breeds and skill levels, utilizing the training he has received.   

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Arianna quickly became an integral part of VWK. She treats our dogs like her own and intends to take several of them home when they retire. Arianna socializes and cares for our puppies, is there when most of them are born and helps interview potential clients and match them to their perfect puppy. In her spare time, she works with her pup Temper, who she held the moment he was born.

Barbara Agility Trainer


Barbara joined VWK as our agility instructor. She has previously represented the USA in agility competitions around the world winning multiple world championships! Barbara is a lover of all dogs and all dog sports! On her free time you can bet she is either at a competition or training for one! 

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Annika joined VWK as a member of our boarding team. Her primary responsibility is to walk and play with our boarding dogs. She ensures they have fun and appropriate activities while staying with us. From a tiny Yorkie, to a huge Bernese, to a highly trained Malinois, Annika cares about every dog she interacts with.

Johnny Kennel Helper


Johnny joined VWK as a member of our boarding team as well as general kennel help. His background comes from previously working at multiple doggy day care and boarding kennels in the area. Additionally, he worked in Alaska at a sled dog facility as a musher. In his free time Johnny is always hiking or fishing!  

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